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Dr Dawn Bradley

B.Sc (Dual Hons.), QTS (Secondary), EdD, MBPsS,

C.Psychol, AFBPsS, RAPPS

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychology

Child and Educational Psychology: SEMH

EMDR Therapist

Dr Dawn Bradley is the founder of Summit Psychology Services and specialises in attachment and trauma needs.


Dawn has worked in education since 1998 and is a highly experienced psychologist. She works with a wide range of service users including educational communities, social care, fostering support agencies, clinicians, local authorities, virtual schools, children, young people, and families.

Dawn is an accredited and quality assured Emotional Literacy Support Assistant trainer, member of the national ELSA network steering group, Emotion Coaching practitioner trainer, Schools Trauma Informed and Attachment Aware programme leader and EMDR therapist.


She offers supervision and consultation at all levels, trauma and attachment training, and EMDR trauma psychotherapy.

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Marnie Butters

BAPT Play Therapist and Play Therapy Supervisor

Marnie trained as a social worker, qualifying in 1997, working in a Local Authority Children and Families team for three years.

Marnie then trained as a psychodynamic play therapist qualifying in 2000 becoming a social worker play therapist in a Derbyshire CAMHs team. In 2003 Marnie worked with the NSPCC for 17 years. She offered therapy for children and families that have experienced abuse.


Marnie draws on a systemic approach using DDP techniques having completed level 1 and 2 DDP training. Marnie has completed therapeutic Life Story work training and offers supervision, play therapy, Therapeutic life story work and filial play therapy.


She is focused on promoting a trauma informed approaches in all areas of her work and has extensive experience of working with children who have experienced abuse and domestic violence. Her practice includes supporting care experienced youngsters and children who are adopted as well as offering training for foster carers.

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Dr Alice Brown

BBNSci, PGDip (Applied Psychology), DEdPsych

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Educational and Child Psychology

Alice is passionate about applying psychology to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people to
ensure that they fulfil their potential, develop high aspirations for their future and become resilient young adults.


Alice believes that every child and young person has the right to be a fully included member of the community they live in and supports educational settings to enable this to happen by reducing the permanent exclusion of children with SEND.

Alice  uses consultation and solution-focussed questioning to facilitate positive change. She encourages a holistic view of the child by using an eco-systemic approach to highlight the reciprocal nature of the interactions between the child and their environment.


Barbara Petrie

B.A.Hons. PGCE, MEd (Dist), M.Sc. 

C.Psychol, AFBPsS

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Educational and Child Psychology

Barbara Petrie is a member of the Summit Psychology Service's ELSA training and supervision team and is also a professional partner.


Barbara has worked for over twenty six years as an Educational Psychologist in Local Authorities, including ten years as a Specialist
Senior for Early Years. She was the strategic lead for the government's Early Support Programme and has led Critical
Incident Teams within local authorities, supporting many schools during such events.


Barbara spent four years on the Wirral Borough local authority fostering panel and has worked voluntarily with the national charity, Winston’s Wish. In this role she supported children and young people through bereavement and loss during residential weekends.


Tracie Ward

B.A Hons., PGCE (Primary)

Systemic Behaviour Consultant

Educational Communities: Primary Sector

Tracie Ward has worked in education since 1999 and is a qualified primary teacher.


Tracie has invaluable knowledge and skills gained from her experiences of working in specialist provision and short stay educational settings supporting children with social, emotional and wellbeing needs. Tracie uses systemic approaches to support schools, families, and children who are at risk of exclusion. She offers bespoke support packages to schools and evidences inclusion.


Tracie is training as a systemic family psychotherapist and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) therapist. She is an Emotion Coach and an accredited facilitator of The Healing Together Program for supporting children who have experienced domestic violence (Innovating Minds CIC). 



Tim Watson

MA Hons, PGCE, MEd Ed Psych, MBPsS 

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Educational and Child Psychology

Tim Watson is is an independent child and educational psychologist, founder of New Horizons Psychology, and is based in Cheshire.


Tim is a member of the Summit Psychology Service's training team and works with us as a professional partner.


Tim is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner psychologist. He has worked as an Educational Psychologist within a Local Authority context in the North West of England for many years.


He has been a Senior Educational Psychologist where he first developed particular interests and skills in social and emotional aspects of learning, attachment, resilience, and residential child care.

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